A number of tenurial instruments used in the various land and resource reforms exist in the country. The lack of a national and rationale land use have led to land conflicts due to overlapping land claims as a result of overlapping jurisdictions on agrarian lands, ancestral domains, marine lands, and other resources. CSOs see National Land Use Act (NLUA) Bill as a resolution to the sectoral approach of government agencies concerning on land and other natural resources in implementing different land and resource laws – such as the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) and the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act (IPRA).
In response, CSOs lobbied for the passage of the NLUA.
While the bill passed the Lower House, opposition was met in the Upper House. Given that the Congress is in recess, the bill will have to be re-filed in the next Congress.
Influence the policy environment for the legislation of the NLUA.